A/N: …not much to say so I'll just get on with it.

Disclaimer: I don't own Rurouni Kenshin or Avril Lavigne's song: "Forgotten"

Ah ah ah ah…

Ah ah ah ah…

Ah ah ah ah…

Ah ah ah ah…

A year, one entire year. That was how long it was since she had last seen everyone, and it was 1 year and 2 days since she had last smiled or laughed for real.

I'm givin' up,

On everything because you messed me up

Don't know how much you screwed it up

You never listened

That's just too bad

She smiled bitterly as she remembered a certain person who had driven her to this state. Oh how she wished she could slit his throat right there… or maybe she could just torture him to death… he deserved it either way.

Because I'm moving on

I won't forget you were the one that was wrong

Don't patronize me

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Misao lowered her head even more so that her entire face was concealed by the shadow of her cloak. She had long ago lost the strength and emotion to cry or even feel angry. The only thing that she knew was resentment and the desire to be stronger although she couldn't really get much stronger… she knew that she would reach her limit soon.

Have you forgotten

Everything that I wanted?

Do you forget it now

You never got it

Do you get it now

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

"Misao-chan? Misao?" the girl looked towards her companion.

"What is it Sou-kun?" she replied in a hushed voice.

"I think we're being watched"

"I know" she had sensed the presence long ago, but didn't do anything about it because she knew that she could escape in an instant anyways, she was, as most people said, supposedly faster than Seta Soujirou, her own mentor and companion.

"Do you think we should let him follow us? I know that you already know who he is"

"Yes… I know who he is…" she hissed. How could she not know? He had raised her, she knew his presence like a mother would know their child.

"Then should we run?"

"…yes" she dashed away, only using the speed that she originally had before she learned the super god-like speed that she was also known for.

Ah ah ah ah…

Ah ah ah ah…

Gotta get away

There's no point in thinking about yesterday

It's too late now it will never be the same

We're so different now

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah…

A shadow in the tree moved and started to dash after her.

"Misao! Matte!" Soujirou ran after her, not bothering to use his energy to run any faster than a normal human could.

"Misao! Stop! Onegai!" a deep voice resonated from the shadow, the voice was like ice but had a desperate tone to it.

"Ie! Just give up and stop trying to find me!" Misao ran faster.

"Please! Misao!" the shadow pleaded once more the ice breaking around his voice, he was beginning to sound more and more like a hurt and lost puppy.

"IE!"

have you forgotten

everything that I wanted?

Do you forget it now you never got it

Do you get it now

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

I know I wanna run away

I know I wanna run away

Run away

"Misao! ONEGAI!" the shadow leaped out of the trees and started to run maximum speed towards her.

"Why! Why do you want me to come back when YOU were the one who drove me away! Why Aoshi! DOUSHTE!" Misao just kept on running, increasing her speed every now and then whenever she would think he as getting too close for her liking.

If only I could run away

If only I could run away

Run away

He didn't reply because he was panting too hard and was trying his best keep up and not lose sight of her. Once he lost sight of her, he knew that it was over and he would not be able to find or see her for at least another 2-3 months. It was too long to Aoshi and he was going to catch her this time, he wouldn't give up, no matter what she said, no matter how much it hurt him, no matter how much more he cried or begged. Nothing mattered to him, just so as long as he somehow managed to catch, see or hear his Misao.

I told you what I wanted

I told you what I wanted

What I wanted

Soujirou sped right past Aoshi to run next to Misao.

"Misao-chan, don't you think you should slow down the pace? It can get very tiring after a while and it looks like Shinomori-san doesn't have the slightest intention of letting up anytime soon" he smiled at her. Sometimes that smile could really stir at her emotions and bring back the so called one 'anger' and 'annoyance'

"Shut up Soujirou, I have no intention of returning with him so you don't have to worry about my stamina" she glared at him.

"hai hai… I was just worried is all" he raised his hands defensively and continued running.

"Misao!" Aoshi pleaded once more.

For some reason, this tore at Misao's heartstrings. She was supposed to have forgotten every emotion, this shouldn't be an exception. She shook her head and kept running. He had took her for granted before, that wouldn't happen ever again. And then he would throw her away as if a piece of trash just like when he met his bitch. She was forgotten. All forgotten, she wasn't even a part of the shadows, she was nothing.

But I was forgotten

I won't be forgotten

Never again

Aoshi ran, he ran as fast as he could. He tried to run faster but his lungs had protested since they were already being worked beyond their limit but he pushed on anyways. He didn't give a shit if he died right after holding Misao once more, he didn't give a shit if she still hated him, all he wanted was to tell her that he loved her even though he was already engaged. Aoshi winced as he remembered about his engagement and wife-to-be back at the Aoiya, that was the entire reason that Misao had run away after all, and it was all his fault, all his fucken fault.

Have you forgotten

Everything that I wanted

Do you forget it now

You never got it

Do you get it now

Have you forgotten

Everything that I wanted

Do you forget it now you never got it

Do you get it now

Misao narrowed her eyes, it was time to lose him.

"Soujirou."

Her partner looked at her and smiled, he recognized that tone very well. He nodded and ran full speed ahead. Misao not far behind and catching up. Soon, Aoshi had stopped. He punched a nearby tree and screamed in frustration. He had lost her again. Just like the last time, and the time before that. He kept punching the tree until his knuckles became bloody. Then he started to trudge his way back to the Aoiya to start gathering information on where Misao could've run off to this time.

Forgotten
Do you get it now
Forgotten
Yeah yeah yeah
Forgotten
Yeah yeah yeah
Forgotten
Yeah yeah yeah
Forgotten
Yeah yeah yeah

When he made it back to the Aoiya, the entire Oniwaban were about to greet him but after having one look at his frustrated and guilty state, they reconsidered and quickly mumbled that they had prepared his bath and dinner.

Aoshi stomped through the hallways of the Aoiya and stopped a few room short of his. He slid open the door and was greeted by the most familiar and favorite smell that he recognized. He walked into the room and decided to stay there for a while before he headed for his bath. He reached and grabbed a picture frame that was lying on the floor, apparently knocked down. It was a picture of him, Misao and the other Oniwaban before they had died. They all looked so happy, but he. He was so cold, his eyes held no emotion whatsoever while Misao looked the happiest he's ever seen her in his entire life. Aoshi took a deep breath and sighed as he looked around the room. They had not touched Misao's room ever since she left them, no one had the heart to. They all felt guilty. For each one of them had played a part in driving her out of their lives. There was still her futon laying on the floor, unrolled. Lying there just like the day that she had got out of bed and left. Just like the day that he had announced that he was engaged. Just like the day that he had shredded he heart to pieces and walked all over it.

He took one more look at the room and saw that most of the pictures frames that held a picture with him in it were either cracked or totally demolished. He winced. He just hopped that she wouldn't do that to him if he someday caught her.

He sighed and got up, it was time for his bath, he would have to wake early the next morning to start gathering information again. As he stepped out the door he whispered one thing "Misao…" and he closed the shouji (I think that's what it's called) behind him.

"Misao-chan! We lost him already, so you can stop running so fast now!" Soujirou yelled at the girl running quite a ways in front of him.

Misao couldn't care less, she needed to run. Run away from reality, run away from her past. But after a while, she stopped and slumped down by a tree beside a river.

"Thank Kami you stopped" Soujirou smiled as he wiped some invisible sweat from his forehead.

"…" she didn't reply.

Soujirou sighed. She was in her 'I-don't-want-to-talk-to-anyone-so-talking-to-me-is-pointless' mood, he didn't care, he just kept talking anyways, just to relieve the tension in the air that was killing him every second.

"You know you're going to have to return some day right?"

yes... she thought irritably, and taht day might come sooner than you think...

A/N: soooooo... how is it? tell me in a review, and could someone please tell me some information about 'Kenshin Kaden'? I heard it's a continuing series of Rurouni Kenshin